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Apacer Releases AM230 Card Reader with Super Speed
By Jeremy Cheong - on 22 Nov 2012, 12:15pm

Apacer Releases AM230 Card Reader with Super Speed

The Apacer AM230 is portable, has fast transfer speeds and two card slots that support a wide range of cards

Christmas is just around the corner and if you have a family or friend who is a professional or amateur photographer or videographer who is married to their DSLR or micro SLR and spends a lot of time recording full HD videos, RAW photographing and high-speed burst shooting, the Apacer AM230 USB3.0 super-speed card reader would make the perfect gift even if it isn't on their Christmas wishlist.

The main highlight of this tiny card reader has to be its USB 3.0 interface, which provides transmission efficiency up to 5Gbps, over 10 times faster compared to the traditional USB 2.0. It also supports high-speed memory cards such as SDHC UHS-I, SDXC UHS-I, microSDHC UHS-I and microSDXC UHS-I. So for those who easily fill up 32GB and 64GB memory cards in mere minutes, they won't have to wait long to transfer all their files to a PC or Mac for editing.

The Apacer AM230 also has a retractable design so when not in use, the USB 3.0 connector won't be exposed, keeping it safe from damage

Besides the insanely fast transfer speeds, the AM230 also has a unique appearance that is compact with nice round edges. Its diminutive size makes it a great companion for photographers and videographers who are constantly on-the-go and don't want to add extra weight to their already heavy and large backpacks. The black and orange color scheme also makes it quite elegant and stylish.

“Apacer can understand well the eagerness of the photographers to see the splendid works on the computer. Meanwhile, we also believe that the file transmission speed of the card reader should be further improved in the era dominated by USB 3.0.”, said Grace Lo, Associate Vice President of Apacer Commodity Business Unit. “Therefore, Apacer launches AM230 USB 3.0, the super-speed card reader, specially for the professional photographers to fulfill the final and the most important step in experiencing the high-speed photographing file transmission.”

Here's the specification sheet for the Apacer AM230:

Interface USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and 1.1 compliant

Slot 1 - T-Flash, microSD, microSDHC, micro SDXC

Slot 2 - SD, SDHC, SDXC, miniSD, miniSDHC, MMC4.0, MMCmobile, MMCplus, RS-MMC, MMCmicro

Transfer Rate Max. up to 5Gbps
Operating System Support

Win 2000/ME/XP/Vista/7

Mac OSX 10.3 or above

Linux 2.6.4 or above

Dimensions 37 (W) x 62 (L) x 15 (H) mm
Weight 19g


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